New Bern, North Carolina
• 21,652 sf
Built in a commercial park in a rapidly expanding area of New Bern, this facility houses the corporate headquarters of a highly successful electrical components wholesaler. The facility contains approximately 8,600 square feet of administrative space, including a large state-of-the-art training area, corporate offices, conference facilities, and centralized inventory control and billing for the branch offices. A telephone sales center and outside vendor support spaces are also housed in the building.
The warehouse/ shop area comprises in excess of 12,000 square feet of space, utilized for inventory storage and component assembly and testing. Additional stock, such as conduit, is stored in the adjacent service yard.
The design utilizes both pre-engineered and conventional steel framing components in the structural system. The exterior is clad in a metal sandwich panel system, providing energy efficiency with excellent aesthetics. Particular attention was required in the design of the material handling systems, including a loading dock that handles vehicles varying in size from tractor-trailers to pickup trucks.